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Rancho Nipomo Historical Dana Adobe Visit

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What: Self-Guided Tour of the Historic Dana Adobe
When: Visitor Center open daily 11am-3pm; Tours available Saturday & Sunday, 11am-3pm and by appointment
Reservation Needed: No

Stewardship Travel along the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route in coastal San Luis Obispo County (SLO CAL) engages visitors in over 50 bite-size activities and contribution opportunities. Stewardship Travel adds meaning and fun while immersing visitors deeply in the natural and cultural heritage experiences that California’s unique Central Coast has to offer.

The Dana Adobe was occupied by the Dana family as their home from 1839 until 1900. The 13-room adobe was built by Captain William Goodwin Dana in 1840.

Now known as the Dana Cultural Center, the Adobe is open to the public and is dedicated to the history, heritage, culture, and ecology of the early 19th century Rancho Era in California. The Adobe is a must see for anybody interested in early California history, Rancho history, Spanish colonial and Mexican history in California, nature education, conservation, habitat restoration and pre-contact history. The Rancho was an important stopping point along El Camino Real stagecoach route. It was the mail exchange point and on the trail to the gold rush fields in California.

Gain a deeper connection on vacation through activities and charitable donation opportunities that protect wildlife, habitat, and cultural heritage sites.
This activity selection includes:
*A learning activity and/or outing
*An educational center
*A conservation/heritage donation opportunity through Rancho Nipomo Dana Adobe

Thank you for being a Stewardship Traveler along the Highway 1 Discovery Route. To see all of the locations along the Highway 1 History & Heritage Trail, check out our interactive map.


671 S. Oakglen Avenue
Nipomo, CA 93444

(805) 929-5679



  • History & Culture
  • Kid Friendly
  • Must-See Spot
  • Stewardship Donation Opportunities
  • Stewardship Travel Activities
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